The Fate of Reading: An Archaeology of ‘Media’ in Late Imperial and Modern China
Resident Associate, 2018–19
Ling Hon Lam received his PhD at the University of Chicago. He was an An Wang postdoctoral and Newhouse research fellow at Harvard University and Wellesley College, 2010-11. His research and teaching interests cover premodern drama and fiction, women’s writing, sex and gender, history of sentiments, nineteenth- and twentieth-century media culture, and critical theories. His publications include “The Matriarch’s Private Ears: Performance, Reading, Censorship, and the Fabrication of Interiority in The Story of the Stone” (HJAS 65.2), “Reading off the Screen: Toward Cinematic Il-literacy in Late 1950s Chinese Opera Film” (Opera Quarterly 26.2-3), “Bao-yu’s Multimedia Classroom: Reading, Performance, and the Vicissitudes of the Voice from The Story of the Stone to Its Film Adaptations” (in Approaches to Teaching The Story of the Stone), and “A Case of the Chinese (Dis)order? The Haoqiu zhuan and the Competing Forms of Knowledge in European and Japanese Readings” (Asian Publishing and Society 3). His book The Spatiality of Emotion in Early Modern China: From Dreamscapes to Theatricality was published by Columbia University Press in May 2018. He is now working on a project concerning the fate of reading in late imperial and modern Chinese media culture.
- “Allegory and the ‘World’ Formation in The Journey to the West.” In A Wiley-Blackwell Companion to World Literature, edited by Christopher Lupke. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming.
- Joint talk with Weihong Bao: “The Rise of eSpace: From Emotion-Realms to Engineering Design,” Critical Asian Humanities Forum, Duke University, John Hope Franklin Center, Room 240 (Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall), February 1, 3:30-5:30 p.m., 2019.
- Convocation speech at the School of Humanities and Social Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, November 14, 2018.
- Invited talk: “Winds, Dreams, Theater: A Genealogy of Emotion-Realms through the Lens of ‘The Peony Pavilion,'” Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, November 13, 2018.
- Book talk and seminar on “The Spatiality of Emotion in Early Modern China: From Dreamscapes to Theatricality,” the Borghesi-Mellon workshop, University of Wisconsin-Madison, October 10-11, 2018.
- “Emotion Takes Place,”Colubmia University Press Blog, September 28, 2018.
- Lam, Ling Hon. The Spatiality of Emotion in Early Modern China: From Dreamscapes to Theatricality. New York: Columbia University Press, 2018.
- Lam, Ling Hon. “A Case of the Chinese (Dis)order? The Haoqiu zhuan and Competing Forms of Knowledge in European and Japanese Readings.” East Asian Publishing and Society 3 (2013): 71-102.
- Lam, Ling Hon. “Reading off the Screen: Toward Cinematic Il-literacy in late 1950s Chinese Opera Films.” Opera Quarterly 26, no. 2-3 (2010): 291-315.
- Lam, Ling Hon. “The Matriarch’s Private Ear: Performance, Reading, Censorship, and the Fabrication of Interiority in The Story of the Stone.” Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies 65, no. 2 (2005): 357-415.
- Lam, Ling Hon. “Cannibalizing the Heart: The Politics of Allegory and the Journey to the West.” In Literature, Religion, and East/West Comparison, edited by Eric Ziolkowski, 162-78. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2005.